June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

"Gus" Garza temporarily stopped from giving spanking punishment option in court

District Judge Abiel Limas granted a temporary restraining order in favor of three families of Los Fresnos students who sought to stop the optional punishment of parents spanking their children for truancy in open court. More...

News

DPS removes nearly 1,500 trucks from highways

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Service removed nearly 1,500 commercial vehicles from service for equipment violations during a three-day crackdown last week, officials said Thursday. More...

Judge Banales cited for unsafe lane change after severely injuring TX-DOT worker

Police say no criminal charges are contemplated

Corpus Christi police announced that Presiding District Judge J. More...

Sebastian's Martin Cavazos Center to reopen as community resource center

Focus on health, arts & crafts, and computer lab

Sebastianites will soon have a place to get away from the heat and enjoy an array of local services as the Martin Cavazos Center gets reopened as a community resource center. The 7,000 sq. ft. More...

Letters

Apply "the board of education as needed," reader says

Dear Editor, The article June 7, page 6 "Judge sued for offering paddle punishment" Exmplifies what is wrong with society today people have been brainwashed with an attitude of parental laxity. More...

County Lifestyles

Quinceanera

Chelsea Ramirez of Raymondville celebrated her 15th birthday on May 17 with a reception/dance at El Toro Dance Hall. She was escorted by Adrian Ramirez. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ramirez. More...

Mr. & Mrs. Zamarron united in marriage

Joseph "Joey" and Yesenia Zamarron were united in marriage on June 13, 2008 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Raymondville. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Liborio Martinez of Raymondville. Parents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Robbins-Gregory united in marriage

Ashley Ann Robbins and Joshua Grant Gregory exchanged vowels on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 4:30 in the afternoon at the Weston Centre- Riverwalk in San Antonio , TX. The Rev. Steven Jones officiated at the double ring ceremony. More...

Crime & Courts

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Ramon Salinas, III, Sheriff

JUNE 8 - 911 call/motorist assist - Mifflin. Welfare concern - South of Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Motorist assist - Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint. Impounded vehicle - Large Rest Area. Welfare concern - No Name Gate. More...

Willacy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

Larry G. Spence, Sheriff

JUNE 11 - Civil matter, 600 blk N. Cantu, Lyford. Identity theft, 200 blk E. 11th St., Lyford. JUNE 12 - Welfare concern, 200 blk W. La Jara, Lyford. Violation of child custody, 200 blk W. 10th, Lyford. More...

Rural rest homes in danger of closing due to inability to cover operating costs

Retama Manor hosts visit of District 43 candidate

Retama Manor residents in Raymondville welcomed the visit of the Democratic nominee for the District 43 state representative seat, Dr. More...

Raymondville schedules annual 4th of July bash

This year 's Raymondville 4th of July celebration will top prior year's festivities, according to event organizers. One of the new activities at the celebration, which will occur on Friday the nations birthday, is a patriotic parade. More...

Editorial & Columns

Behind the Badge

Friends and friendship

I was thinking about some of my friends the other day and it came to mind that most of us have only a few true friends. More...

Do you NEED to know?

For more than a year I've been hounding nurses who work at various doctors' offices to let me volunteer, knowing it would be valuable education for me as a nursing student. More...

Governor Perry Mourns mansion fire

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry, in prepared remarks regarding the fire that gutted the governor's mansion on June 8, said, "... few sights have left a deeper impression on me than the charred remains of this genuine Texas treasure standing behind me. More...

Farm & Ranch

Some turning to vegetable oil for fuel as gas prices rise

WACO, Texas (AP) - There's a reason David Cole's diesel pickup truck smells like fried chicken. It's fueled by the glistening, golden waste oil of a restaurant fry pit. More...

TDA Market Recap June 16, 2008

AUSTIN - (June 16, 2008) For the week ending June 14, 2008, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $2 to $5 per hundredweight lower under pressure from higher grain prices. Fed cattle prices declined $1 per hundredweight. More...

Oil price spike puts farmers in grim situation

WACO - Most anyone who has paid a visit to the grocery store or gas pump lately can attest that prices are high and getting higher. More...

Obituaries

JUAN LOSOLLA HERNANDEZ

Juan Losolla Hernandez, 85, a life-long resident of Willacy County died Friday, June 13, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical in Harlingen. He was born March 9, 1923 in Raymondville to Porfirio Hernandez and Pomposa Losolla Hernandez. More...

ROBERT E. BRACK

Robert E. Brack, 75, died Monday, June 16, 2008 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen. He was born October 19, 1932 in Great Bend, Kansas to Harrison and Lydia (Galloway) Brack. He was a business owner and operator of Brack Electric Co. More...

GUADALUPE "LUPE" GUZMAN

Mrs. Guadalupe "Lupe" Guzman, 68, a longtime resident of Skagit Valley, Washington died Wednesday, June 11, 2008. She was born in Harlingen on December 19, 1939, the daughter of Eliseo and Trinidad Gonzales. More...